Illo Artists Natalie Foss, and Maria Jesus Contreras were commissioned by Lush Cosmetics
This brand new book is a celebration of henna & Lush and guiding friend behind both synthetic and natural hair dyes. Introducing, True Colours: Hair Colouring for the Curious and the Cautious by Milly Alqhuist & Mark Constantine.
They asked Natalie to create an illustration for the fourth chapter of the book. The image depicts Maria Antoinette in her extravagant boat wig.
They then asked Maria to create an illustration for the fifth chapter of the new True Colours book. The full page, colour illustration is an interpretation of the Lash Lure advert images, this whole book is an updated rework from Mark’s original Herbal Hair Colouring book, first published in 1978.
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Come rifle through the history and science of hair dye, both synthetic and herbal, from its origins in the ancient world to the health scandals of the 20th century. Learn why human evolution determines your natural hair colour, how dyes of different strengths alter it, and what effect colourants could have on your health. An honest and intriguing look at what hair dye is, what it does, and the power it holds over us.
Includes the story of henna hair colour within Lush, with practical tips for henna application from trichologist Mark Constantine. Written by Milly Ahlquist and Lush Co-Founder Mark Constantine, this book has reworked and updated Mark’s original Herbal Hair Colouring book, first published in 1978.
The cover art for this book and Lush's new henna brick sleeves has been inspired by the long and diverse history of henna staining on the skin in North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. This particular design, also found on our Noir henna sleeve, has been inspired by the organic, floral henna designs traditionally found in Middle Eastern and Asian skin art.
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